Different Admission Options
Merrimack understands that each prospective student has a unique set of needs and there are several admission options from which to choose.
COVID-19 Update: Deposit Deadline extended to June 1
In an effort to support students who are deciding where to attend school in the fall, we have decided to extend our deposit deadline to June 1.
Find out how to secure your spot at Merrimack and submit your enrollment deposit here
Regular Decision for Freshman Applicants
Regular Decision applications are due by February 15 and decisions are sent out mid-March. Deposits are due by June 1.
Early Action for Freshman Applicants
Early Action is intended for students who are completing their senior year in high school and desire to have an admissions decision by late-December for EA 1 and late-February for EA 2. Under the Early Action program, your application materials, including your Common Application must be received on or before November 15 for EA 1 and January 15 for EA 2. This is a non-binding program.
Deposits are due by June 1. Early action candidates not granted Early Action will still receive full consideration for the fall term. Notification to the candidate of the College’s decision on admission will then be made mid-March.
Early Decision for Freshman Applicants
Early Decision is intended for students who are completing their senior year in high school and who consider Merrimack College their top choice. Under the Early Decision program, your application materials, including your Common Application and Early Decision Agreement must be received on or before November 15. Early Decision notifications will be available in mid-December. This is a binding program. If you apply to Merrimack for early decision, applying to other colleges through the regular admission process is allowed. If you are accepted to Merrimack through early decision, all other applications must be withdrawn.
Deposits are due by February 15. Early decision candidates not granted Early decision will still receive full consideration for the fall term. Notification to the candidate of the College’s decision on admission will then be made mid-March.
Students may be considered for admission after completing their junior year if they have achieved a consistent and superior academic record. All early acceptance candidates must be recommended by their high school principal or director of guidance. General application procedures and deadlines are the same as for seniors. Students must meet the normal admission requirements (except for the number of academic courses).